I have taken a book from my university's library and it states in the second page :
The law of March 11, 1957 authorizes only "copies or reproductions strictly reserved for the private use of the copier and not intended for collective use". Any representation or reproduction, in whole or in part, made without the consent of the publisher, is unlawful.
It is a book written in french and a french address containing "Paris" figures in the same page so this is probably a french law.
Any of you have an idea on whether this law is still up or not?
This allows me to take photos I guess but I am not sure on the validity of the law as I stated in the last phrase.